In Petoskey, Stafford’s Perry and Stafford’s Bay View Inn serve similar fare that includes sumptuous Belgian waffles, eggs Benedict and a nap-inducing French toast of cherry-swirl bread under powdered sugar and Michigan maple syrup. If you need a caffeine boost afterward, chase breakfast with an espresso drink in downtown Petoskey at Roast and Toast.
Here’s Part 2 of Nick Ponton’s Pure Michigan Edition of “The Best Thing I Ever Ate”. You can catch up on Part 1 here, and let us know what YOUR favorite Michigan eats are by leaving a comment below!
Cheesy – Classic Mac & Cheese at Food Dance in Kalamazoo. J and I wouldn’t agree on this one, but as far as Mac & Cheese goes, easily the best one I have had is at Food Dance in downtown Kalamazoo. The imported noodles and aged cheddar just make a perfect, creamy concoction. J thought it was too cheesy, but is there such a thing? I loved the fact that I had extra cheese to dip her french fries in.
A special thanks to Nick Ponton for providing this guest blog post on the great restaurants Michigan has to offer. This is the first part of a two part series.
I love “The Best Thing I Ever Ate” on the Food Network, but there’s a couple of problems. Most of the restaurants are out of reach of the common person. Not everyone, but anything picked Alexandra Guarnaschelli or Aaron Sanchez. I’d like to take one of them to a dive bar somewhere here in Michigan and watch them squirm. The other annoying thing is most of the restaurants are in New York which makes sense because the Food Network Headquarters is in NYC, but the Mitten State has a number of incredible food finds if you know where to look. I always thought the show would be a little more interesting if they added some food bloggers from around the country….and there’s enough to choose from.